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Old Feb 25th 2012, 2:30 am
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Are kiwis really as stupid as the people at countdown supermarkets think they are or is are countdown just so arrogant that they just don't give a toss??

While shopping today I noticed that they have put the price of a pack of mince up by $1.00 since last week
but they have now put a big SPECIAL sticker on the pack and people are buying it by the trolley load.
Are kiwis so brainwashed that they just clear the shelf of anything with a yellow sticker on it regardless of what it is and
without questioning the price. Also during the same trip I noticed that they are selling half a celery for EXACTLY the same price as a whole one
and most are walking past the UK foods section where they can buy British Hobnobs for less than the tasteless kiwi version
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Old Feb 25th 2012, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by Justcol View Post
Are kiwis really as stupid as the people at countdown supermarkets think they are or is are countdown just so arrogant that they just don't give a toss??

While shopping today I noticed that they have put the price of a pack of mince up by $1.00 since last week
but they have now put a big SPECIAL sticker on the pack and people are buying it by the trolley load.
Are kiwis so brainwashed that they just clear the shelf of anything with a yellow sticker on it regardless of what it is and
without questioning the price. Also during the same trip I noticed that they are selling half a celery for EXACTLY the same price as a whole one
and most are walking past the UK foods section where they can buy British Hobnobs for less than the tasteless kiwi version
You've been here long enough to know that 'special' means bargain....regardless of actual cost........and don't you know that the UK section is for Poms only! Kiwi's wouldn't be seen buying non NZ produce!!
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Are kiwis really as stupid as the people at countdown supermarkets think they are or is are countdown just so arrogant that they just don't give a toss??

While shopping today I noticed that they have put the price of a pack of mince up by $1.00 since last week
but they have now put a big SPECIAL sticker on the pack and people are buying it by the trolley load.
Are kiwis so brainwashed that they just clear the shelf of anything with a yellow sticker on it regardless of what it is and
without questioning the price. Also during the same trip I noticed that they are selling half a celery for EXACTLY the same price as a whole one
and most are walking past the UK foods section where they can buy British Hobnobs for less than the tasteless kiwi version
We haven't got a uk section
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We haven't got a uk section
Its really only hobnobs, sarsons vinegar and angle delight your not missing anything
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Here's a picture of our Brit section at the local Countup. Taken a few months ago to prove to my mates back home how much Countup take the piss.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...y/f67dd765.jpg
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we must be blessed in our international section, we have Jelly Tots.
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Who buys a $4 tin of beans?
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Got some Walkers crisps the other week, and a frey Bentos Steak & kidney pie. The invasion has begun! Keep your eyes on those sell by dates though, and different breads by the one's on special which you pay top price for at the checkout
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Luckily we don't have a Brit isle as I would gain a few pounds mmmm walkers crisps and yorkie bars
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Originally Posted by jhaqen View Post
Who buys a $4 tin of beans?
I've bought them for my daughter
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Originally Posted by selondon View Post
Got some Walkers crisps the other week, and a frey Bentos Steak & kidney pie. The invasion has begun! Keep your eyes on those sell by dates though, and different breads by the one's on special which you pay top price for at the checkout
Fray bentos steak and kidney pies you got to be kidding me always were disgusting and full of crap
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Originally Posted by barnsleymat View Post
Here's a picture of our Brit section at the local Countup. Taken a few months ago to prove to my mates back home how much Countup take the piss.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...y/f67dd765.jpg
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Originally Posted by barnsleymat View Post
Here's a picture of our Brit section at the local Countup. Taken a few months ago to prove to my mates back home how much Countup take the piss.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...y/f67dd765.jpg
Yorkshire tea!!!!
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Ive just been to Pak n Save for the first time since Xmas.

I took this of the Brit section for your pleasure.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...y/8b463d55.jpg
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Yes we have challenged the yellow sticker on mince before because it was not any cheaper than the un-sticker tray of a similar size - it was cheaper to buy the smaller size and buy the same weight amount!

We also have a British section love the Yorkshire tea and the children do prefer Robinson no sugar apple and blackcurrant juice which they can make by the glass not the jug full.

The British goods also help to pad out the Christmas presents - was a much cheaper Christmas and the family all loved there special treats of mussy peas hob nobs and sweets!! Just a few treats to satisfy the taste buds!!

Though have discovered that I am missing fresh rasberries haven't found any yet will have to go on a hunt!

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